Detective Branch (DB) of police has arrested five members of a gang, who used to make fake national identity cards (NIDs) for loan defaulters in exchange of Tk 80,000 to Tk 100,000 for each card.
The arrestees are: Md Sumon Parvez (40), Md Majid (42), Siddharth Shankar Sutradhar (32), Md Anwarul Islam (26) and Md Abdullah Al Mamun (41).
Among them, Siddharth Shankar Sutradhar and Anwarul Islam used to work as data entry operators at Khilgaon and Gulshan offices under the election commission, reports UNB.
DMP’s Deputy Commissioner (Media) Walid Hossain said Sumon and Majid used to make agreement with the individuals, mostly loan defaulters, who require fake NID cards to file loan application.
They usually took Tk 80,000 to Tk 100,000 for making a fake NID card. Besides, they also demanded 10 per cent of the total loan from their clients after sanction from banks.
Siddharth and Anwarul used to prepare fake NID card, in exchange of Tk 35,000 to Tk 40,000 for each card, using their access to election commission server as per the demand of Sumon and Majid.
The five syndicate members were arrested in a drive conducted by Organised Crime and Vehicle Theft Prevention Team under the DB (Lalbagh Division) in Mirpur Zoo Road area of Dhaka on Saturday night.
Twelve dual, fake and duplicate NIDs cards were also recovered from their possessions.
A case was filed against them with Mirpur Model police station.